LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE: WHAT IF I DON’T MAKE ONE?

Statistics show that an increasing number of people are making Lasting Powers of Attorney, and nearly half of those registered now relate to Health and Welfare.  We urge everyone reaching an age where ‘end of life decisions’ are becoming an issue to consider putting...

Automatic Revocation

“I now pronounce you…”  It is at this point in the marriage (in all its various forms) that automatically and without any other comment or warning, a Will is revoked, and thereafter the statutory provisions operate in its place.  Not a lot of people know this. This...

What is Probate?

“Probate” is the process of proving that the Will of the deceased is legitimate, and a “Grant” is the Court’s seal of approval.  It acts like the “deeds” to the deceased’s estate, without it, the Executor may have trouble proving that they “own” it. Executors have...